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Periodic Report Summary 2 - COFUNDPOSTDOCDTU (HC Ørsted Postdoc, cofunded by Marie Curie Actions)

The H.C. Ørsted Postdoc Program, co-funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, COFUNDPostdocDTU (grant no. 609405), achieves the goals of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND by increasing the European-wide mobility possibilities for training and career development of young experienced researchers. The Program contributes to the researcher’s career development, broadening and deepening individual competencies through exposure to an international and multidisciplinary environment at the Technical University of Denmark, DTU. The Program is based on incoming mobility and enables young researchers from around the world to carry out curiosity-driven, bottom-up research projects within all branches of engineering science at DTU.

The Program has implemented gender blinding of applications to promote gender equality.

Since the program launch in January 2014 the following has been achieved;

Three calls and evaluation rounds have been concluded resulting in the hiring of 58 young experienced researchers from 22 different nations and five continents. The research fellows are employed at 21 different departments and centres at DTU.

The Program is named after Hans Christian Ørsted, a world-renowned Danish physicist and chemist who discovered electromagnetism and funded the Technical University of Denmark. In Ørsted’s spirit the Program offers young experienced researchers a chance to develop their career through curiosity driven research at one of Europe’s best engineering universities. The Program offers the fellows a unique chance to shape their own careers as the Program offers funding for bottom-up and idea driven projects.

The research projects should be pivotal in the career of the COFUNDPostdocDTU fellow’s future career as the fellows will have carried out innovative research, formed professional networks within ERA and developed their soft and hard skills in the period of the projects. As such the Program is a natural part of DTU’s vision to develop and create value using the natural sciences and the technical sciences to benefit society.

All information about the Program and selected research is available at:

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